Rudy Cleye -- Mercedes-Benz 300SL / Johnny Porter -- Porsche 550

Before becoming a black-flag DNF, Cleye leads a Porsche Spyder.  

(12-1-13)   From author and historian Jim Sitz:

"300 SL of Rudy Cleye… Wild man! He owned the "Blarney Stone Cafe" a hangout for racers.  Note this Porsche 550 is  white, NOT silver:  Driver is Johnny Porter of Newport Beach.

Porter was a friend of Richie and Jackie Ginther.  Later in 1956 he loaned the car to Richie  to drive at the Labor Day event at Santa Barbara.   Not sure why Richie drove this Porsche instead of his usual von Neumann car."

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